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Meleis: Empower the whole woman to promote worldwide well-being

Meleis: Empower the whole woman to promote worldwide well-being

It’s all about women, and she’ll explain why in fives.

“For ancient Egyptians, five was for worship” — Dr. Afaf Meleis raised her right hand — “and it was for offerings” — she extended her right hand — “and it was on temples to keep the evil eye away, which now is the khamsa that’s used in so many cultures … (and) brings its owner happiness, luck, health, good fortune and safety. And that’s what we want to bring to women of the world.”

Meleis to speak on empowering women

Meleis to speak on empowering women

At an early age, Dr. Afaf Meleis learned from her mother and grandmother that there are different kinds of power and different types of leadership. Now, she teaches others to rethink their attitudes toward power and gender inequalities around the world.

“It’s important to be able to detect some of the challenges and risks that women are suffering from and to fix the quality of life and health, and if it does that, it also affects families and communities and societies,” Meleis said. “Empowering women is a cause that could lead to, and does lead to, peace in the world.”